On 22/03/2022 14.57, Martin Wilck wrote:
On Tue, 2022-03-22 at 11:09 +0100, Ludwig Nussel wrote:
Sasi Olin wrote:
[...] There's a small issue of packages like the kernel, which is built in a repo based on Factory, so there's no way to automatically tell the metapackage-handler to do the right thing in case of installing on Leap.
The right thing is to not install such things on Leap. I guess you are talking about Kernel:stable which is Factory only. The one built for Leap is in Kernel:stable:Backport AFAICT.
True. Unfortunately that's expert knowledge, and there's nothing to prevent Leap users who are unaware of it from trying to install Kernel:stable packages.
It would be helpful if the Kernel:stable repository had a name that would suggest "factory only", e.g. "openSUSE_Factory" rather than "standard". Likewise for Kernel:stable:Backport.
It would help if repositories had a large description field, and both zypper and yast would display this description when attempting to add a repository, and on request.
Users are left to guess what is the purpose of a repository just from its name.